This quick start is intended for intermediate to advanced developers. For a gentler intro to Gatsby, head to our tutorial!
Getting started with Gatsby
- Create a new site
- Once everything is downloaded you will see a message with instructions for navigating to your site and running it locally.
The CLI created the site as a new folder with the name you chose in step 1.
Start by going to the directory with
Start the local development server with
Gatsby will start a hot-reloading development environment accessible by default at
- Now you’re ready to make changes to your site!
Try editing the home page in
src/pages/index.js. Saved changes will live reload in the browser.
The CLI also supports two flags:
-yskips the questionnaire
Flags are not positional, so these commands are equivalent:
npm init gatsby -y -ts my-site-name
npm init gatsby my-site-name -y -ts
Add more features
Follow our guides to add more functionality to your site or browse our plugins to quickly install additional features.
Deploy your site
Try using Gatsby Cloud to build and deploy your site to one of many hosting providers.